Win 11 64 bit
I have some archives which have been encrypted, using the encrypt option either in pbs or when interactively creating a zip. When I open these, and look at files, I am asked for passwords, which I know, and then can view items or decrypt the files in the archive (tools>decrypt files).
However, when I use the Actions>Remove Archive Encryption (whether using the same zip or asking to write another), the routine shows progress bar to the end, but then just hangs i.e. “OK” never activates. All process information shows this stalled/hanging.
What can I do to sort this out?
Download this ZIP file: http://dslstats.me.uk/files/dslstats32W-6.5.zip
Everything in the ZIP file is in a directory “dslstats32W-6.5”.
However when I extract using right click “Extract Here” the name of the directory created is “2W-6.5” !
I am running PA 22.00.09 on Windows 11. I have seen the same happen with some other kinds of archive too.
If I compress a folder to a .pa using right click, Compress to folder.pa and use the new Windows 11 menu then the Options, Configuration, Miscellaneous, Use normal relative path setting is always enabled.
But I like this option disabled so I have to use the old style menu in order to get PA to compress a folder in the way I wish.
Just tried using the Modern (Windows 10) Icon set and seeing a few missing icons in both PowerArchiver Burner and PowerArchiver Encryption screens . They are all there in the Minimalistik icon set and the only difference I can see is the former is blue and the latter grey. In version 22.00.9
there were some security issues fixed in 7zip:
As it seems, that PowerArchiver and PACL use the 7zip libraries, could you please update them to the latest version?
I noticed that the version of ZPAQ used is older than the latest released 7.15 https://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html also there seems to be a newer fork that adds several features https://github.com/fcorbelli/zpaqfranz
It would be useful to implement this latest version (it also maintains the same syntax and behavior as the latest official release if used the -715 flag) and add when opening a zpaq file a choice of the version of the files to show (e.g. as dummy folders represented the various versions present). Since any previous changes are stored with this format, it is possible to extract a snapshot of a certain date/version.
If I open a password-protected zipper file (created with WinRAR but I think that’s irrelevant), open it with PowerArchiver and run “Remove Encryption” on the same file, then reopen it and add a password with “Encrypt Archive,” the resulting archive will be protected with the old ZipCrypto algorithm and not AES as indicated.
(this can be verified, for example, by trying to open the archive files with Windows Explorer, which does not support the AES algorithm)
Daemon.dll not found
Hi. Since I’ve removed my old (and registered) copy of Daemon Tools to replace it with the latest version of Deamon Tools Lite, PA now display the following error message multiple times (tens of times) at startup and whenever I navigate to another repertory: :(
Error Message title- “Powerarc: POWERARC.EXE - Unable To Locate Component”
Error Message text- “This application has failed to start because daemon.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
Obviously, PA is no longer able to find the library daemon.dll which is now located in the repertory “Daemon Tools Lite”. I tried to add this repertory to my path as described in http://www.powerarchiver.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1311&highlight=daemon but with no luck. Also, if I try to copy this library and the library imgengine.dll in the PA repertory, PA does not work anymore at all (it completely freezes, with nothing useful displaying).
I’m using the standard version of PA, version 11.03.04 (registered) on WinXP Pro and I’ve not found where to specify the location of Daemon Tools to PA. I’ve also tried to disable the association with the .ISO and .BIN, IMG and .NRG images file formats but with no luck.
Any idea? :confused: Thanks.
Virtual Drive uses same drivers as Daemoon tools, but if you are not using VD, I really cant see what could cause the issue - all those drivers are loaded on the need basis in any case, and not automatically.
Did you try reinstalling PA?
Yes, I’ve tried to reinstall (and to repair, too) PA. I don’t use VD because I’m using the standard version of PA; so I don’t understand what deamon.dll is doing in the picture. This problem appeared right after I replaced Deamon Tools (a very old version) with Deamon Tools Lite in order to see the same thing as one of my client.
The next step that I will try will be probably a complete desinstallation of Deamon Tools Lite and its reinstallation in the Deamon Tools repertory (instead of Deamon Tools Lite) and the same thing with PA; however, I really don’t understand what Deamon.DLL is doing here as I don’t use VD at all.
i will have dev team check it out as well…
did you find out anything new?
the problem could be down to a registry program or the person could be using a cracked version of powerarvchiver.
No, I’m not using a cracked version of PowerArchiver and I don’t even see why you could think of this as a possible reason for the aforementionned problem.
did you find out anything new?
Sorry but I didn’t have the time to make a serie of tests yes (ie., to remove these programs and start reinstalling them in various orders/versions).
Hi, just a word to tell you that I’ve been able to repair my installation of PA by removing it, removing Daemon Tools Lite (DTL) and then reinstalling PA but without reinstalling DTL first (reinstalling it only after PA).
Trying to repair or to reinstall PA while DTL was still installed didn’t make the cut.
However, I’m wondering if the next time I upgrade PA, I will have to remove DTL again or not. :cool:
Anyway, thanks for your effort and have a nice day!